Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,439 pages of information and 233,876 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Lonesome Chemical Works, Streatham Common, London, S.W.
Established in 1852 by W. G. Forster
1878 Paris Exhibition. 'Foster and Gregory, manufacturing chemists, of Lonesome Chemical Works, Streatham Common, show general chemicals, chemicals specially prepared for the use of India rubber manufacturers'
1899 'William George Forster, managing director of Messrs. Forster and Gregory (Limited), said that he was a chemist by profession'
1914 Directors: Alfred L. Biggs, H. G. Brown, and W. G. Forster (Managing Director). Premises: Cover six acres, originally a large farmyard. Staff About thirty-five. Agency: 57, Dickinson Street, Manchester. Specialities: All Colours and Solvents for Indiarubber. Awards: Prize Medal, Paris, 1878; London, 1881; Bradford, 1882.